Mae Sot Dumpsite

The small town of Mae Sot lies up in the mountains of north western Thailand, right by the Burmese border. Refugees from Burma and Bangladesh escape the atrocities and conflicts over the border to seek better life in Thailand. This isn’t an easy task due to the country’s harsh immigration laws.

Some of these people have ended up in the dumpsite in the outskirts of the town. Here in the proximity of huge waste mountains the families try to make their ends need by collecting recyclable scrap metal and plastic to sell. Unhygienic living and working conditions make every-day living and future prospects of these
people very bleak.